The NNAS is a Canadian organization that helps internationally educated nurses (IENs) seeking to work in Canada. Here’s an overview of the application process and some tips to help you navigate it successfully.

Determine your eligibility

Before you begin the application process, you should make sure that you meet the NNAS eligibility requirements. These include having completed a nursing program that is equivalent to a Canadian nursing program, meeting the English or French language proficiency requirements, and having a valid nursing license in your country of origin.

National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS)

Create an NNAS account

To apply to NNAS, you need to create an account on their website. This will give you access to the application forms and other resources you need to complete the process.

Submit required documents

You’ll need to provide various documents to NNAS, including your nursing diploma, transcripts, and language test scores. Make sure to review the document requirements carefully and ensure that all documents are translated into English or French, if necessary.

Pay the application fee

There is a fee for the NNAS application process, which can be paid online through the NNAS website.

Wait for your assessment

Once NNAS has received all of your required documents and payment, they will begin the assessment process. This can take several weeks to several months, depending on the volume of applications they receive.

Receive your report

Once your assessment is complete, NNAS will send you a report that outlines how your nursing education and experience compare to Canadian standards. This report can be used to apply for nursing registration with the regulatory body in the province or territory where you plan to work.

Here are some tips to help you navigate the NNAS application process

  • Make sure you carefully review the application requirements and document checklist before you begin the process.
  • Start the application process early to allow yourself plenty of time to gather all of the required documents and complete the application forms.
  • Keep track of important dates, such as application deadlines and document submission deadlines, to ensure that you don’t miss any important deadlines.